Washington Nationals’ Drew Storen Undergoes Hand Surgery

The Washington Nationals have announced that right-handed relief pitcher Drew Storen underwent surgery on his left, non-throwing wrist to repair his hamate bone.

According to manager Matt Williams, Storen’s surgery was only a minor one, which was done to remove the hook of the hamate bone. His procedure is not expected to keep Storen out of action for that long, as he is expected to resume his throwing program in two to three days.

The 27-year-old right-hander saved eleven games for the Nationals last season, as he had to take over for free-agent right-hander Rafael Soriano as the team’s closer in the ninth inning where the reliever had trouble closing out the game. Soriano was not re-signed after two seasons in Washington.

In his fifth major-league season, all with the Nationals, Storen, the team’s first-round draft pick back in 2009, recorded a 1.12 ERA and a 2.71 FIP, along with eleven walks (1.76 BB/9) and 46 strikeouts (7.35 K/9) in 56 and 1/3 innings pitched over 56 games pitched out of the bullpen.

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